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Dallas Market Center Announces 2023 Design Days Programming

Dallas Design Days will take place at Dallas Market Center, April 3-4, 2023. 

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Dallas Market Center has announced its event lineup for Dallas Design Days.

Dallas Market Center has announced the schedule of events taking place during Dallas Design Days, April 3-4, 2023. 

The spring event will feature events and networking for the design community taking place across more than 1.5 million square feet of design showrooms. The centerpiece event is Dine + Design presented by Benjamin Moore with Caleb Anderson and DeAndre DeVane, co-founders of Well-Designed.  The topic of the Tuesday lunch event is “Designing for Wellness,” and their engaging conversation will also include designers Bridgette Pridgen, Daniel Stanley and Rome Lima-Stanley. They’ll share their personal wellness journeys and how that is informing their holistic and mindful approach to interior design.

Registration and a full schedule are available via the Dallas Market Center website.

Showroom specials, hospitality, and open houses are being held in the following spaces: Artistic Transfer, Bella Notte Linens, Pacific Green, Wendover, HiEnd Accents, GO Home/Golden Oldies, Orchids Lux Home, Cloud9 Design, Market Hill on 6, Pasha, Pacific Green, Palecek, Kavana Décor by The Import Collection, Unique Loom, Darafeev, and Elegant Home & Lighting. 

Monday, April 3

Vignette Viewing Opens
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., World Trade Center Atrium
Custom vignettes created exclusively for Design Days open for viewing in the atrium of the World Trade Center. 

Scavenger Hunt and Lighting Mixer
1:00-4:00 p.m., TM 3902
Hudson Valley Lighting Group hosts a Scavenger Hunt and Lighting Mixer with Lite bites and cocktails served all afternoon! 

Lighting Open Houses
2:00-5:00 p.m., Trade Mart 3 and 4
These lighting showrooms will be open: AFX, Beacon Lighting, Big Ass Fans, Hubbardton Forge, Maxim, Minka Group, Savoy House, and Z-Lite.

CEU: Residential Lighting Techniques for Kitchen and Dining
2:00-3:00 p.m., TM 3840
Progress Lighting hosts the CEU-Residential Lighting Techniques for Kitchen and Dining. This course covers the essentials of basic lighting design, new design tips and techniques, and solutions to common challenges and concerns for lighting the kitchen and dining area. 

Meet Builders of Dallas and Southlake
2:00-5:00 p.m., TM 4808
Market Lighting Services hosts "Meet the Builders of Dallas and Southlake." Join us on Monday, 2-5pm as several high-end Home Builders will be here for a meet & greet with designers to answer questions and show some of their work. Light snacks and cocktails will be served with several door prizes to win.

CEU: The Philosophy of Minimalism for Interior Designers + Lighting Happy Hour
2:30-3:30 p.m., TM 4010
Kuzco Lighting presents this CEUon the history and principles of minimalism as it applies to interior design. Follow the 10 commandments of good minimalist design with intriguing examples from around the globe. Kuzco and Alora Lighting will also have a full bar and showroom tours, 2-5pm on Monday. See the full 2023 collections including the first Kuzco and Alora Mood indoor fan release.

Varaluz Happy Hour
3:00 – 5:00 p.m., TM 4507
Join Varaluz for happy hour on Monday & Tuesday from 3-5 PM and see their latest collections including new collaborations with the Smithsonian National archives and Tamara Day.

Minka Open House
2:00-5:00 p.m., TM 4013
Minka Group invites designers for an open house with refreshments. Stop by for a beverage and review their new collections.

CEU: Defining Luxury Lighting--Illuminating the Difference
3:30 – 4:30 p.m., TM 4705
Join Fine Art Handcrafted Lighting for their CEU course on distinguishing luxury lighting.

Tuesday, April 4

Dine + Design Vino Vignette Viewing
11:00 a.m., World Trade Center Atrium
Before you head up to WTC 10 for the Dine + Design luncheon, sip wine and mix and mingle among inspiring vignettes from Dallas Market Center's amazing showrooms. Make sure to tell your crew to meet you there and get a photo with our Design Days photo op! Presented by Dallas Market Center, Benjamin Moore & Co., and Luxe Interiors + Design.

Dine + Design: Designing for Wellness
12:00-1:00 p.m., WTC 10
Join Dallas Market Center, Benjamin Moore & Co., and Luxe Interiors + Design for a conversation over lunch with Well-Designed co-founders interior designer Caleb Anderson and wellness advocate DeAndre DeVane. They'll talk with designers Bridgette Pridgen, Daniel Stanley and Rome Lima-Stanley and share their personal wellness journeys and how that is informing their holistic and mindful approach to interior design. Through this heartfelt conversation, discover how a focus on your own well-being will also support your design practice in creating spaces of wellness for others.

Dine + Design: Dessert & Giveaways
1:00-2:00 p.m., IHDC 1D202
Continue your afternoon of design enlightenment with us in The Gallery where we will enjoy dessert, champagne, and reveal the winners of our Dine + Design Giveaways. You must be present for a chance to win one of the giveaways. The Gallery is home to 22,000 square feet of amazing curated home decor, home accents, furniture, and lighting manufacturers that work directly with designers. 

Prosecco Post Luncheon
1:00-4:00 p.m., 1D201
Stop by Palecek for Prosecco and light refreshments after the Dine+Design Luncheon.

Wine & Design
3:00-5:00 p.m., 1D112
Wine & Design with Unique Loom. Join us for wine and charcuterie platter and see the selection of rugs. $1,500+ orders receive an additional 5% discount.

Varaluz Happy Hour
3:00 – 5:00 p.m., TM 4507
Join Varaluz for happy hour on Monday & Tuesday from 3-5 PM and see their latest collections including new collaborations with the Smithsonian National archives and Tamara Day.

Sponsors for Dallas Design Week include Platinum Sponsors: Ashore, Currey & Co, Designers Patio, Gabby, Game Rooms by Design, K&K Interiors, Kalalou, Market Hill on 6 by Paul Michael, MC Studio, Pasha, Port 68, Summer Classics, Taylors, Unique Loom, and Wall Snobs.

Diamond Sponsors: Cyan Design, Dallas Rugs, Eurofase, Hudson Valley Lighting, Global Views, Sonoran Range, Rose Casual, Uttermost, Texas Leather Goods, and Visual Fluidity.

Recent home and design news at Dallas Market Center includes several new, expanded and relocated showrooms. The 10th floor of the World Trade Center has been reimagined to host multiple trade shows and design-related events. Design exhibitors previously on 10 have relocated to new showrooms including Ashore (WTC 531, TM 3383), Ethan & Associates (WTC 9048), InStyle Gallery (WTC 9050), StyleCraft Lamps, (WTC 608), Revelation (IHDC 2F448, WTC 272), and The Uttermost Company (IHDC 2F128, WTC 268).

In the World Trade Center, Kalalou expanded to feature florals in Botanica by Kalalou (WTC 360); Wrought-iron chandelier and furniture manufacturer Ashore (WTC 531, TM 3383) has relocated and expanded. Home décor destination Gabby (WTC 150) expanded their first-floor location on the atrium. In the Trade Mart Elegant Furniture and Lighting (TM 3060, TM 3420) has expanded and relocated. In the Interior Home + Design Center (IHDC), Go Home/Golden Oldies (IHDC 1D421) expanded and introduced one-of-a-kind product offerings. Recently added in The Gallery are ceramics tabletop leader Arte Italica (IHDC 1D202-GL24), Palmwood furniture builder Pacific Green (IHDC 1D301-GL110/118), hardwood flooring at PID Floors (IHDC 1D202-GL78), and high-end textiles from V Rugs & Home (IHDC 1D301-GL116).

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